Floyd Mayweather’s comeback opponent Tenshin Nasukawa believes in ALIENS

FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S next opponent is likely to need a performance from out of this world if he wants to beat the unbeaten American.

But thankfully for Tenshin Nasukawa, the Japanese sensation believes in the extra-terrestrial.

 Tenshin Nasukawa will fight Floyd Mayweather on New Year's Eve in Japan

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Tenshin Nasukawa will fight Floyd Mayweather on New Year's Eve in Japan
 The Japanese fighter, 20, will need a performance from out of this world to beat The Money

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The Japanese fighter, 20, will need a performance from out of this world to beat The Money

The Money's opponent is relatively unknown on these shores but one thing we do know is that Nasukawa believes in ALIENS.

In an interview with mixedmartialarts.com last year, the young fighter admitted he reckons extraterrestrial life exists.

The interviewer asked: "Do you believe there is life in outer space and if so, have they ever visited Earth?"

And Nasukawa, 20, replied: "There is definitely life outside of Earth for sure. I believe they were here before us."

 Mayweather and Nasukawa announced the unexpected fight in a press conference yesterday

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Mayweather and Nasukawa announced the unexpected fight in a press conference yesterday
 It is still not clear what rules the youngster and the veteran will fight under - it could be boxing or MMA

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It is still not clear what rules the youngster and the veteran will fight under – it could be boxing or MMA

The kickboxer also said he if he could choose to be any animal, he would choose a "cockroach because their ability to survive is extremely high"

But Nasukawa admitted he is easily frightened, scared of ghosts and his most embarrassing moment was confessing to his crush. Aww.

Nasukawa will fight Floyd Mayweather on New Year's Eve at the Roppongi Hill Club in Saitama, Japan.

It is still unclear what the rules of the fight will be, whether it is an MMA or boxing bout.

Floyd Mayweather’s kickboxer opponent Tenshin Nasukawa trains until he collapses ahead of fight

Speaking in yesterday's press conference to announce the fight, the prodigy said: "It was a surprise offer but I accepted without hesitation.

"It's the biggest moment in my life and I want to be the man who changes history.

"I'm not particular about the rules, with or without kicks. Boxing rules I wouldn't mind. My opponent looks taller than he actually is, but I think I could hit him."

FLOYD MAYWEATHER'S next opponent is likely to need a performance from out of this world if he wants to beat the unbeaten American.